Héctor Calderón is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA, where he teaches courses in Chicano, Mexican and Latin American literature. He is the author of Conciencia y Lenguaje en el "Quijote" y "El obsceno pájaro de la noche" (Pliegos 1987), co-editor of Criticism in the Borderlands: Studies in Chicano Literature, Culture, and Ideology (Duke, 1991), and has written numerous articles on Chicano literature. His Narratives of Greater Mexico: Essays on Chicano Literary History, Genre, and Borders is forthcoming from University of Texas Press. He is currently working on several research projects, including Mexican American fiction of Los Angeles and Mexican rock en tu idioma.
Anne Cubilié specializes in gender and human rights. Her areas of research include transnational feminist cultural studies, media, gender and sexuality studies, testimonial theory and atrocity studies. She recently completed a book manuscript, "Limits of Culture: Testimonial Witnessing and the Constraints of Human Rights," and has begun work on a second book project focused on Muslim women and international aid organizations. She also works as a consultant to the United Nations on gender, education and human rights.
Andrea Frisch teaches in the Department of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Her book, The Invention of the Eyewitness, is due out this Fall from the University of North Carolina Press. She is currently working on a study of forgetting in seventeenth-century France, tentatively entitled Classical Amnesia.
Carl Good teaches Spanish and Comparative Literature at Emory University, where he specializes in Hispanic poetry, Mexican literature and the theory of literature. He is currently writing a book on the problem of form in 20th-century Latin American poetry. He is co-editor of The Effects of the Nation: Mexican Art in an Age of Globalism (Temple University Press, 2001) and has published articles on [End Page 304] twentieth-century Latin American and 17th-century Hispanic baroque literature.
Gillian Harkins is an assistant professor of English at the University of Washington, where she teaches late twentieth century United States literature and culture. Her research explores the intersections of gender, sexuality and violence in narratives of national belonging at the end of the twentieth century, focusing on the political relation between legal and literary representations of incest.
Dragan Kujundžić teaches Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Irvine. His publications include Critical Exercises (1983), The Returns of History: Russian Nietzscheans After Modernity (1997), Tongue in Heat (2003) and essays on deconstruction, psychoanalysis and film.
Susanna Lee is an assistant professor of French at Georgetown University, where she teaches nineteenth-century narrative and literary theory. She has published diverse articles on religion and narrative and on twentieth-century French and American hardboiled crime fiction. She is currently at work on a book project entitled "A World Abandoned by God: Narrative and the Move to Secularism."
Brett Levinson is an associate professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the author of Secondary Moderns (Bucknell University Press, 1996), The Ends of Literature (Stanford University Press, 2001), and Market and Thought (Stanford University Press, forthcoming).
Claire Nouvet is an associate professor in the French and Italian department at Emory University where she teaches Medieval French Literature. She is also a research fellow at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute. The text presented in this issue is part of her new research, sponsored by the Institute, on the inarticulate affect in analytic treatment and in analytic writing.
Dominic Rainsford is an associate professor and head of the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches literature and critical theory. His publications include Authorship, Ethics and the Reader: Blake, Dickens, Joyce (1997); Literature, Identity and the English Channel: Narrow Seas Expanded (2002); The Ethics of Literature (1999) and, as co-editor, Critical Ethics: Text, Theory and Responsibility (1999), all published by Palgrave. He is currently writing a book on literature, ethics and inanimate objects, and another on literature, ethics and quantification. [End Page 305]
Petar Ramadanovic is assistant professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Forgetting Futures: On Memory...